Well, the countdown has entered the 30’s on the day before I enter my 30’s. Boy does time fly.

Since I declared Sunday to be a rest day but then ran 3 miles anyway, today is the rest day instead. This has the added benefit of making tomorrow a run day and Wednesday an off day which accommodates going out Tuesday night for my birthday.

This week is actually a little crazy, so I guess declaring a new routine over the weekend was a little premature.

Tonight I am having dinner with my running friend Hector, from Mexico. We met at a 5k a few years ago and have been emailing ever since about our races and training. He just finished a Marathon over the weekend. He tells me he brought me a bottle of tequila. I’ll be cracking that open after the half to celebrate.

Tomorrow is Film club and we will be discussing Evil Dead 2 and Shaun of the Dead and the relationship between horror and comedy in both films. We will also be discussing how young and beautiful I look for 30.

Then on Friday I am leaving town for Maryland to visit my family and get a new tattoo from my sister! I’m excited to run to the bay with my parents in the morning and eat crabs with my homies.

None of these things are reasons not to run. On the contrary I am very excited about all the running I will be doing this week. I’m just a little more flexible about when the running happens than I may have indicated in Saturday’s post. This morning to celebrate my “rest” day I walked 4 miles to the train at a pretty brisk pace, but other than that I am taking it easy. I’ll foam roll once I get home.

I live in a beautiful city full of beautiful art which I get to see because I travel on foot.

As always, below is some more information about St. Jude’s and the impact your donations make. Please donate to this wonderful cause here!



Donations make a difference

Every dollar donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital counts! Take a look at some of the possibilities that your effort could provide to the kids and families of St. Jude.

Infant Care Supplies for 10 Babies: $50

These supplies help parents and nurses care for babies in treatment and include items like diapers, baby bottles, sippy cups, pacifiers, footies and heel warmers.

Wagon: $70

Wagons can make traveling through the halls of St. Jude easier for parents and more fun for a young child.

Parties to celebrate birthdays, holidays and “coming off chemo”: $75

St. Jude provides parties, decorations, cakes and more to keep spirits high during the holidays and to celebrate special occasions like birthdays and a child’s completion of chemotherapy treatment.

Creative Toys: $100

Play is an essential part of every child’s life, and it’s important for the children to have fun as often as possible. At St. Jude, colorful, toy-filled play areas are just as plentiful as exam rooms.

Delicious Meals: $210

St. Jude provides meal cards so that patients and families can enjoy the comfort and convenience of good, nutritious meals in the Kay Kafe, our cafeteria.

One Day of Oxygen: $447

Oxygen is key to keeping the immune system strong. A gift of oxygen can help a young body thrive and help fight cancer at the cellular level.

Child-sized Wheelchairs: $700

These special wheelchairs help children move easily through St. Jude.

Airfare for a parent and child: $1,000 Average

For a patient referred to St. Jude, the hospital covers the cost of airfare for a child and one parent or guardian.


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